Intact U.S. Flag Flies Over Leveled TN Home
An American flag has something to say about the resolve of Tennesseans following last week’s devastating tornadoes.
When homeowner Ray Adcock and his family arose from their basement following a tornado in Nashville suburb Mt. Juliet, they discovered their home had been leveled, according to WAAY 31.
Though his flagpole was knocked down, the U.S. flag remained unscathed. It now flies above the remains of his home as a symbol of American resolve.
I spent Saturday in Mount Juliet, TN where hundreds of people gathered to help with the clean up from the devastating…
“We picked it up and we stuck it back in the stairwell. That’s where we came out pinned from the basement,” Adcock told WAAY.
Mt. Juliet experienced an EF-3 tornado, part of a series of large tornadoes across middle Tennessee on March 2 and 3.
The tornadoes caused 25 deaths, 300 injuries and widespread damage.
Over the weekend, crews sifted through the wreckage and worked to restore power.
“It knocked over our chimney and went through the basement. The whole top of the house was gone,” Adcock told WAAY.
As an American veteran, Adcock said the aftermath was eerily similar to what he witnessed during war.
“It reminds me of my service days overseas, just destruction,” he told WAAY.
Fortunately, no one in his neighborhood died.
A GoFundMe account set up to help the Adcock family has reached about half of its $25,000 goal.